Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Busby Smith

Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Busby Smith

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, January 12, 1981

Charles Busby Smith

Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Smith was shot and killed while attempting to serve a lunacy warrant.

Chief Deputy Smith and the sheriff were serving the warrant to a 48-year-old male at his home near Kilmichael, Mississippi, when he opened fire on them, killing the deputy and seriously wounding the sheriff. The suspect was apprehended about two miles from his house, shortly after the shooting. He was later convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death, but was later re-sentenced to life imprisonment.

Chief Deputy Smith had served with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for four years and had previously been a Vaiden, Mississippi, police officer.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life imprisonment

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Cheif Deputy Smith your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Montgomery County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LEO brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

January 12, 2016

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